It's that time of year again where Churches across the country hold a Harvest Festival. This is ia time when we can collect goods to donate to local Food Banks and support the work they do in our communities. If you would like to contribute to a harvest festival in one of our churches, we collect for West Berkshire Food Bank and this year there are particular items they require. Have a look at the list above and if you can donate items on this list we can support the local community with everything they need. Thank you.
Appeal for the Repair of the Bells at St Mary’s Hampstead Norreys
As many of you will be aware the bells at St Mary’s have been silent for last two to three years. This is because they are now unsafe to ring and require significant repairs to be carried out prior to them being declared safe to ring once more. The total repair costs are estimated at about £60,000.
We have recently launched a fundraising project under the banner “Silent Knights” as the founders of the bells in the 17th century were members of the Knights family.
There are two elements to our fundraising – national and local. We are in the process of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund and other national grant providers. Success in all these cases is greatly enhanced if good fundraising support is achieved locally. We would like to raise at least £2,500 from the local church community and by making a donation through the Good Exchange website the money will be match funded so we will receive twice the amount of the donation.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please make a donation using the following link:
We thank you and are grateful for your support. If you have any questions please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary’s Bell Project Team
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